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Water and COVID-19 Impacts and Solutions

1st IAHR Online Forum: Water and COVID-19 Impacts and Solutions

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Water and COVID-19: Impacts and Solutions

Tuesday, 6 July 2021
08:30-10:00 UTC/GMT | 10:30-12:00 Madrid | 14:00-15:30 New Delhi | 16:30-18:00 Beijing | 01:30-02:30 Los Angeles (5 July) | 04:30-05:30 New York

Session Chair:
Juan García Aparicio | Director of Urban Water, Suez. Spain
Moderator:
Marina Arnaldos Orts | Director of Growth and Solutions, Cetaqua, Water Technology Center of Suez. Spain

This session will be dedicated to exploring the link between Water and Health, with a special focus on the management of the COVID pandemic. The impact of the global COVID-19 pandemic is a massive challenge for the well-being of countries and their populations. The water sector has a significant role to play in the diagnosis of the covid situation, the management of the crisis and the country recovery efforts via water systems and related hydro-environmental solutions.

Top experts in crisis management from different perspectives linked to the water sector from around the world will discuss upcoming innovations that will enable the water sector to provide solutions to present and future challenges. 

1st IAHR Online Forum: Water and COVID-19 Impacts and Solutions

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Programme

Introduction

Keynote Panelists

  • Francisco Javier Sánchez Martínez | Deputy Director General of Water Protection and Risk Management, General Directorate for Water, Ministry for Ecological Transition and Demographic Challenges. Spain
    The Spanish experience on the monitoring of COVID-19 in sanitation

  • Bernd Gawlik | Scientific Officer, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). Belgium
    Building the EU Sewage Sentinel System for SARS-CoV-2 and its variants – a status update

  • Zhang Tong | Director, Center for Environmental Engineering Research, The University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR China
    Application of Sewage Surveillance for Control of COVID-19 in Hong Kong

  • Clara Prats | Associate Professor, Polytechnical University of Cataluña (UPC). Spain
    Using data to fight the pandemic: Catalonia’s research collaborations as an example

  • Antonio Lastra de la Rubia | Innovation Coordinator, Canal de Isabel II, Madrid Water Public Supply Company. Spain
    Looking for SARS-CoV-2 in the sewer network. Some lessons learned

Panel discussion
Open Q&A
Closing

Speakers

Juan García Aparicio

Juan García Aparicio

Director of Urban Water, SUEZ Spain/Eureau. 

Spain


Marina Arnaldos

Marina Arnaldos

Director of Growth and Solutions, Cetaqua.

Spain


Ángel Villanueva Velasco

Ángel Villanueva

Director of Resilience and Climate Change, SUEZ Spain.

Spain


Francisco Javier Sánchez

Francisco Javier Sánchez

Deputy Director General of Water Protection and Risk Management, General Directorate for Water. Spain

Bernd Gawlik

Bernd Gawlik

Scientific Officer, European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC). 

Belgium

Zhang Tong

Zhang Tong

Director of the Center for Environmental Engineering Research, University of Hong Kong. Hong Kong SAR China

Clara Prats

Clara Prats

Associate Professor

Polytechnical University of Cataluña.

Spain

Antonio Lastra

Antonio Lastra

Innovation Coordinator,

Canal de Isabel II.

Spain



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